Reader Discussion – Who's Your Buddy In Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go has just rolled out its buddy system, which lets you choose a Pokémon as your buddy and walk to earn candy use to evolve and train them.

It’s actually managed to get me back into the game. Being able to take daily jogs with my buddy Pikachu has given me new motivation to get up before work and run for a while. I got excited enough about playing Pokémon Go again that I spent $10 and bought a ton of incubators for all the eggs I’d been accruing.

I chose Pikachu not because he’s my favorite Pokémon, but because it only takes 1 kilometer of walking distance to earn his brand of candy, and I figure I’m close enough to 50 candies that I can level him up soon. After that, I’ll promptly switch to Growlithe of Haunter, Pokémon I’m more keen on evolving.

So which Pokémon did you choose as your buddy, Game Informer Pokémon Go players? Are you trying to level up a ton of Pokémon quickly, or have you embarked on the 625-kilometer journey of evolving a Dratini into a Dragonite? Let us know in the comments.

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